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    Thanks, all. I will inquire about lyrica.

    Thanks, all. I will inquire about lyrica.
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    Max dose of gabapentin/neurontin?

    Hi all,

    I have been dealing with some intense nerve pain in my back and legs for the last year. I am currently taking 3600 mg/day of gabapentin (900 mg every six hours) but not feeling much...
  3. Thread: freewheel

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    and also, what was the process for getting...

    and also, what was the process for getting coverage -- was a doctor's prescription enough to submit to insurance?
  4. Thread: freewheel

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    for those that got their insurance to pay for the...

    for those that got their insurance to pay for the freewheel, did you do it as part of a new chair order or did you get insurance to cover it independent of buying a new chair? anyone using blue...
  5. Thread: freewheel

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    any luck with insurance

    Has anyone had any luck getting insurance to cover their freewheel?
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    For what it's worth I have heard good things...

    For what it's worth I have heard good things about Wheelchairs of San Mateo. They're based in San Mateo but will also do fittings and appointments in Berkeley. I would go to them but they are not one...
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    Aw Beth, miss you too!! Are you going to Irvine...

    Aw Beth, miss you too!! Are you going to Irvine in November?
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    Wheelchair providers in the Bay Area?

    Does anyone have any recommendations on wheelchair providers in the bay area? I have heard good things about Wheelchairs of San Mateo but they are not one of the "preferred providers" in my insurance...
  9. Thread: Do you swim?

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    Thanks for the thoughts, everyone! KLD, I will...

    Thanks for the thoughts, everyone!

    KLD, I will look into those links.

    Last weekend I went swimming for the first time since my accident. I was able to do a lot more than I expected and am...
  10. Thread: Do you swim?

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    Do you swim?

    Does anyone out there swim? I'm a c6-7 quad and want to get into it. What accommodations do you use? I've been in the water since my injury but haven't done "real" swimming. I'd love to do it...
  11. *bump CWO, can you tell me what "NDO with...

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    CWO, can you tell me what "NDO with DSD" is?
  12. CWO, can you help me out with some of the...

    CWO, can you help me out with some of the acronyms? What do NDO and DSD mean? I take 10mg ditropan, twice a day. Also, what did you mean when you asked me what type of bladder I have?

    How...
  13. Is this a bad thing? Could it be responsible for...

    Is this a bad thing? Could it be responsible for some of the problems I'm experiencing?

    Thanks.
  14. Hi CWO, thanks for responding, I'll do my best...

    Hi CWO, thanks for responding, I'll do my best with your questions:

    My last urodynamics were in June 2007 and there was nothing abnormal at the time. I have a neurogenic bladder and I...
  15. urologic advice?

    Hey everyone, I have been trying to schedule an appointment with a qualified urologist for the past few weeks but their appointment schedules are typically filled until after August. I can see...
  16. KLD, do you think my symptoms are serious enough...

    KLD, do you think my symptoms are serious enough that I should expedite doing urodynamics? I know it can be hard to get in to see a urologist, but maybe they will see me sooner if there are...
  17. I do intermittent catheterization.

    I do intermittent catheterization.
  18. I'm planning to see a urologist in August for...

    I'm planning to see a urologist in August for urodynamics. However, I did do tests in October for bladder stones and results were negative. Is there a possibility that this is something serious...
  19. Serious UTI symptoms but negative urine cultures

    In the last 18 months I've taken antibiotics 10 times for UTI. In the past year, at least four (including my last three) urine cultures have come back negative for UTI, even though I exhibit serious...
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    Thanks, ButterflyMom! Can your set of steel...

    Thanks, ButterflyMom! Can your set of steel bars also be screwed into a wooden base? If I get those bars and they aren't sturdy enough, I might try to have my brother build a wooden base for me.
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    foldable parallel bars?

    Hey, has anyone out there purchased parallel bars for use at home? I am considering two different sets (see below). One has a long wooden base and weighs 250 lbs, the other is free standing and...
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    KLD, I have always used Cipro and had some...

    KLD,

    I have always used Cipro and had some on-hand. It wasn't prescribed based on a culture. The burning is not when I urinate, just when I insert the catheter. This has never happened to me...
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    pain during catheterization

    Hey all,

    I've been battling a UTI for five days (started taking Cipro on Thursday) but in the last couple days have developed pain whenever I insert my catheter. Concurrent with that has been an...
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    Thank you, everyone. It does take a lot of...

    Thank you, everyone. It does take a lot of pressure off. I'll be able to pursue something I'm truly passionate about without worrying about paying off bills. I'm really excited!
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    Congratulations Clipper! I applied and was...

    Congratulations Clipper! I applied and was accepted to Lewis & Clark too! I visited there in December and really liked the school. It's so beautiful how they've built it right into the park and...
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